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Re: Top Sewing
Posted by: Alex (IP Logged)
Date: April 09, 2009 08:21PM

I am an experienced knitter, crocheter, and dressmaker. "Top sewing" is not a phrase with which I am familiar.

"Top stitching" is a decorative stitch (often in a contrasting color) done after the garment is assembled. Since it is done to one side (or both sides) of a seam it cannot be considered a stitch with which to assemble a garment.

To sew a raglan sleeve to the front and back of a sweater, the best way to make a professional looking seam is to use the "invisible" or "mattress" stitch (Google it; there are several sites, some better than others). This will work with a raglan because you have one-for-one selvedge stitches. It will not work for set-in sleeves.

"Top sewing" may equate to some American term. I'll be interested to see if any of our British or Australian friends respond.

Subject Written By Posted
  Top Sewing coolmazzy 04/09/2009 12:08PM
  Re: Top Sewing Alex 04/09/2009 08:21PM
  Re: Top Sewing coolmazzy 04/10/2009 05:56AM
  Re: Top Sewing Alex 04/11/2009 12:09AM

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